Price City Police Press Release
On Wednesday, Oct. 15, just after 9 a.m., observant citizens reported four suspicious persons, three males and one female and their vehicle at a parking lot near the Toy Atwood Ball Complex in north Price. The individuals were reportedly acting “strange.”
Officer David Wilkinson responded and discovered an abandoned 1992 silver Oldsmobile Cutlass, registered to Susan Davis of Price. Tyson Brewer, 26, of Price, ran away upon officer approach. Brewer has not been located. Currently he has an active warrant for an unrelated case and is still wanted for arrest in connection with this case.
The other three also ran up into the foothills along with Brewer. Wilkinson called for assistance and Carbon County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Jonathan Mangum responded and located Kassi Suzanne Davis, 31, of Price, at the top of the hill. Wilkinson took her into custody after learning she had driven the vehicle to the location without a valid drivers license and the vehicle had expired plates over three months. (It would turn out that none of the persons involved had a valid driver license).
Mangum located two males cowering in Mead’s Wash behind some bushes. Wilkinson went back to assist and James Arthur Brinkley, 30, of Wellington and John Andrew Brinkley, 34, of Price were taken into custody.
John Brinkley was found to possess $685 in cash, which was later seized for potential forfeiture by police. Two backpacks were located near where the Brinkley brothers were trying to hide. Items in the backpacks link them to the Brinkley brothers.
Numerous items of drug paraphernalia, crushed up pills, other prescription pills, 2.2 grams of heroin and a similar weight of methamphetamine were located. Many items were seized and the investigation is ongoing to determine legal ownership of many of the items.
Davis was booked into jail for an unrelated civil bench warrant as well as possession of drug paraphernalia.
The Brinkleys brothers were both booked into jail for possession with intent to distribute, possession of methamphetamine, possession of heroin, possession of paraphernalia and possession of morphine without proper labelling, All drug charges for Davis and the Brinkleys are subject to drug free zone enhancements. In addition, the Brinkleys were charged with resisting/interfering with arrest.
Brewer has seven previous arrests, including alcohol, drug, theft and assault related charges. Davis has five previous arrests, including theft, alcohol and drug charges. John Brinkley has six previous arrests, including a traffic offense, drug possession and drug distribution charges. James Brinkley has six previous arrests, including drug distribution, assault and theft charges.
The investigation continues.
Tyson Brewer was arrested and booked in to the Carbon County Jail on Oct. 21 according to jail personnel.